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    Blog: SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Content Management Leads the Pack According to Gartner!

    Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management (ECM) has Microsoft leading the pack ahead of the likes of Alfresco, Xerox, Open Text, ECM, Oracle and IBM! This is huge for Microsoft and the ECM world. I’m very happy to see this as Microsoft is changing the game in the ECM space with SharePoint Server 2010. Why? According to Gartner & Forrester, some of the leading analysts, over 60% of all ECM deployments fail.
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    Blog: SharePoint Connections Fall 2010 Las Vegas, NV Wrap Up

    This past week I was in Las Vegas, NV for the annual fall SharePoint Connections conference. This is one show I look forward to every year in part because it’s a good show and also because it gives me another op to make it to one of my favorite cities. Unfortunately this show didn’t go as well as I had planned it. Due to some personal issues I couldn’t fly out until the last minute before the bulk of my four sessions (three of which were on Wednesday).
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    Blog: **ACTION REQUIRED** Latest ASP.NET Vulnerability (Advisory #2416728) Affects SharePoint 2010

    You might have heard by now about the latest security advisory for ASP.NET (# 2416728 ) that many folks are talking about. It involves the being able to request and download files via the web.config file. Scott Guthrie’s blog post as well as the advisory discuss how to address the issue. This issue also affects SharePoint because it is an ASP.NET application. Microsoft has recently blogged that it affects SharePoint and the workaround should be applied ASAP on every single SharePoint WFE server.
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    Blog: Critical Path Training is giving away a Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN Subscription!

    We just sent out our monthly newsletter to all our subscribers, but wanted to pass this fun little contest along to anyone who’s interested: It’s been nearly a year since the beta version of SharePoint 2010 was released and the production version has been available for 5 months. As a result, we would like to see what folks have been able to build with the new version. We will be giving away a Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN Subscription to the person who demonstrates the best new tool, trick or customization.
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    Blog: SharePoint 2010 SDK Offline SDK (*.CHM) Updated

    This morning I noticed that Randall Isenhour recently blogged about an updated SharePoint 2010 SDK that’s available for download. This is my preferred way of working with the SDK as I spend a lot of time offline and on the road. Get it hot off the press! » Randall Isenhour: Updated SharePoint 2010 SDK Now Available for Download » Microsoft Download Center: SharePoint 2010 Reference SDK
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    Blog: Why I don't do SharePoint 2010 development on Windows 7

    I noticed this post the other day by SharePoint legend & Certified Master Todd Carter . In it he references the MSDN article that shows you how to setup a Windows 7 box to do SharePoint 2010 development . By the way, if you’ve been under a rock, you can now do SharePoint 2010 development on a client operating system such as Windows Vista SP2+ or Windows 7 (both must be 64-bit).
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    Blog: I'll be presenting at the New York City SharePoint User Group, September 1

    I’m looking forward to returning to New York City the week of August 30th to work with a client. While there I’ll be presenting at the local SharePoint User Group in Manhattan for their September meeting on Wednesday, 9/1/2010. Here’s the presentation I’ll be doing: Incorporating Managed Metadata in Custom Solutions Microsoft injected strong support for metadata, taxonomies and folksonomies in SharePoint 2010 with the addition of the Managed Metadata service application and Managed Metadata field type.
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    Blog: Upgrading a SharePoint 2007 WCM site to SharePoint 2010 WCM

    Over the last year I’ve demonstrated a few times how to upgrade a SharePoint 2007 WCM site to SharePoint 2010 at various conferences such as the SharePoint Conference in October 2009 and TechEd 2010 . While there are plenty of ways to do this, I thought I’d document my demo for others to duplicate in their own environment. You may be familiar with the Adventure Works Travel sample SharePoint 2007 Publishing site Microsoft released in 2009.
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    Blog: SP Saturday Denver Session Recap - Incorporating Managed Metadata in Custom Solutions

    Wrapped up my session today at SharePoint Saturday Denver this afternoon on Incorporating Managed Metadata in Custom Solutions. Thanks to everyone who showed up to my session right after lunch! I’ve posted my slides and demos on my company website.
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    Blog: Chapters 1-4 of our upcoming Inside SharePoint 2010 development book on MSDN

    A few months ago I blogged that MSDN published the first chapter from our book, Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2010. Well now there’s even more content for you to grab! The first four chapters are now up on MSDN for you to read online! Chapter 1 - SharePoint 2010 Developer Roadmap Chapter 2 - SharePoint Foundation Development Chapter 3 - SharePoint Developer Tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Chapter 4 - Sandboxed Solutions » MSDN: Inside SharePoint Server 2010 » Amazon: Inside SharePoint Server 2010
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    Blog: My upcoming community speaking events

    Looking at my calendar I see quite a few community speaking events coming up over the next 2-3 months across the US. I’m looking forward to visiting some new places and meeting SharePoint folks in these cities… and I’m sure we’ll see a SharePint in each… at least I hope! Saturday, August 7 - SharePoint Saturday Denver (Denver, CO) Incorporating Managed Metadata in Custom Solutions Microsoft injected strong support for metadata, taxonomies and folksonomies in SharePoint 2010 with the addition of the Managed Metadata service application and Managed Metadata field type.
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    Blog: Extending LINQ to SharePoint Entity Models for SharePoint Server 2010 or Custom Field Types

    The new support for LINQ in SharePoint 2010 makes it much easier to read and write data to/from SharePoint lists. The way it works is that you run a utility SPMETAL.EXE to generate the entity model that is used as the context for the queries. Quite helpful but it only includes the fields (the data types in SharePoint like “single line of text”) that are out-of-the-box in SharePoint Foundation 2010 (SPF2010).
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    Blog: I'll be presenting at Microsoft's TechReady 11 - July 26, 2010

    Microsoft has an internal conference available to Microsoft field employees to get a deep drill down on their various products & technologies called TechReady. TechReady 11 (TR11) is coming up in July and I’ve been honored to get a shot at presenting two sessions… something I’m pretty pumped up about! Here they are for you MSFT field folks: OSP313 - Developing & Extending SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Content ManagementMicrosoft made considerable investments in the Enterprise Content Management capabilities in SharePoint 2010.
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    Blog: SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Content Management Resources

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again that I think one of the most important areas of improvement and innovation in the latest release of SharePoint is in the area of Enterprise Content Management (ECM). In SharePoint ECM covers a vast array of topics all centered on managing the entire life cycle of content including the following: Web Content Management Records Management Document Management Digital Asset Management Web Analytics EDiscovery Managed Metadata Enterprise (syndicated) Content Types Variations (for multilingual scenarios) Content Deployment Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) As you can see, it covers a HUGE surface of SharePoint Server 2010.
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    Blog: Recapping SharePoint 2010 Pro Summit in Las Vegas, NV

    Last week was the spring version of SharePoint Connections in Las Vegas, NV dubbed the SharePoint 2010 Pro Summit . I presented three sessions at this show: HDEV01 - Upgrading & Extending SharePoint 2007 WCM Sites with SharePoint Server 2010 WCM HDEV02 - Interacting with SharePoint 2010 Off the Server: Introducing the Client Object Model HDEV03 - Customizing SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Content Management Document Sets I’ve posted the slide decks & some of the demos (those that can be downloaded) in the Members only section of the Critical Path Training site for download.
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    Blog: I'll be speaking at TechEd 2010 North America on SharePoint 2010

    Got word this week that I’ll be presenting two sessions at TechEd 2010 North America speaking on SharePoint 2010: Developing Document Sets in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Content ManagementIn this session, learn about a new capability in SharePoint Server 2010 that allows users to create a single work product that is comprised of many components: Document Sets. This session begins with an introduction of the out-of-the-box capabilities of document sets and then moves into how developers can customize and extend document sets for unique solutions.
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    Blog: SharePoint ECM Team Blog is Active Again! Info on ECM, RM, DM, WCM, DAM, XYZ

    While it was quiet for quite a while, the SharePoint Enterprise Content Management (ECM) team blog is active again. This is the place where you’ll get a direct voice from the product team on the areas of all areas of ECM including: Records Management Document Management Digital Asset Management Web Content Management Notice that last point… WCM is considered a piece of ECM and thus this is where you’ll hear about WCM from the product team.
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    Blog: ***Announcing*** Critical Path Training

    It is with great excitement that I announce Critical Path Training ( Critical Path Training ), a new company and joint venture between myself and Ted Pattison. You may already be familiar with the industry leading SharePoint training company I have been affiliated and have been promoting for the last few years, the Ted Pattison Group . Well, Ted and I decided we wanted to formally join forces and create *the* industry leading SharePoint education company!
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    Blog: Jacksonville Office Geeks: September 2008 Meeting: Enterprise Content Management - Document Retention

    Our next meeting is on Thursday, September 18, 2008. Here’s the session title & abstract to help you get a better idea of what we’ll be discussing: Enterprise Content Management - Document Retention Document retention is an important part of content management. SharePoint provides out-of-the-box support for managing document retention using the built-in expiration policy feature of the information management policy framework. The built-in expiration policy feature includes the ability to define expiration formulas based on document metadata, but there are many scenarios in which the expiration date depends on conditions external to a given document.
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    Blog: Jacksonville Office Geeks: status and upcoming meetings

    The Jacksonville Office Geeks is a user group / special interest group that covers developer topics surrounding the 2007 Microsoft Office System, based in Jacksonville, FL. It’s been a few months since we’ve had a Jacksonville Office Geeks (JOG) meeting. We’ve got a few reasons for this. First, its no surprise we haven’t had a great response with the JOG meetings. We’ve decided to move away from a monthly meeting schedule in an effort to possibly get a bigger attendance.
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    Blog: Jacksonville Office Geeks: March 2008 Meeting: Regulatory Compliance - Item Level Auditing in SharePoint

    Our next meeting is on Thursday, March 20, 2008. Here’s the session title & abstract to help you get a better idea of what we’ll be discussing: Regulatory Compliance - Item Level Auditing in SharePointDealing with regulatory compliance issues in the midst of an ever-increasing volume of content at least requires a robust method for tracking what happens to a document as it moves through a SharePoint portal. Windows SharePoint Services includes built-in functionality for keeping tabs on the “who, what, when and where” for every document in every document library, but this functionality is not enabled by default.
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    Blog: Jacksonville Office Geeks: December 2007 Monthly Meeting - Generating SharePoint Workflow from Office Client Apps

    Our next meeting is on Thursday, December 20, 2007. Here’s the session title & abstract to help you get a better idea of what we’ll be discussing: Generating SharePoint Workflow from Office Client Apps This session will take a deep dive into Workflow Markup and explore how you can generate custom workflows from any client application using the built-in websvcWebPartPages web service provided by Windows SharePoint Services. During the session, we will create a custom task pane in Microsoft Excel that generates an expense reporting workflow and attaches it to a SharePoint list.
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    Blog: Jacksonville Office Geeks: October 2007 Monthly Meeting - Generating Enterprise Content using Office Open XML

    Our next meeting is on Thursday, October 25, 2007. Here’s the session title & abstract to help you get a better idea of what we’ll be discussing: Generating Enterprise Content using Office Open XMLOffice Open XML (OOXML) is an ECMA standard XML-based file format specification for electronic documents. In this session we will explore the OOXML format in detail and show how you can use the Microsoft SDK for Open XML to generate Microsoft Office documents from data stored in InfoPath forms and SharePoint lists.
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